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Today's News

  • Berry Festival kicks off Friday evening

    The annual Berry festival will be held this weekend in downtown Berry.

    “People are getting excited about the festival,” said event treasurer Christine Philpot.

    The weekend event will begin Friday evening at 6 p.m. with a Gospel Jubilee featuring several groups and soloists.

    Saturday events include a baby show, Little Miss and Mister contest, a parade at noon, Texas Hold ‘em tournament, sidewalk chalk drawing contest and bingo.

  • ‘...The only lasting and utter soul-satisfaction lies in Jesus’

    If the definition of an idol is something that you think about 29 hours a day, then “American Idol” is aptly named.

    This past season being my first-ever to watch, I’m proud to say that I didn’t miss a single show, from the horrendous auditions to the incredible finale. For nearly half a year I’ve lived and breathed and found my meaning in “American Idol.”

  • Church Briefs

    BERRY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

    The Berry United Methodist Church will serve cajun food on Friday, June 19 from 6 p.m. to close and Saturday, June 20 from 11 a.m. to close. Cost is $5 per plate, plus cost of drink. Breakfast will also be served by the Berry United Methodist Church at the Berry Festival on Saturday, June 20 from 8 to 10:30 a.m.

    BOYERS CHAPEL

    Vacation Bible School

  • Signs posted on poles are dangerous

    As the weather gets warmer, people are starting to have yard sales and/or garage sales. What these people do not realize is that they are violating a Cynthiana city ordinance when they nail or staple a paper or cardboard sign on an utility pole. You can drive around town and see the cluster of signs hanging from utility poles at every major intersection. These are a real eyesore, especially to people who pass through this town. What people do not think about is the utility worker who might have to climb that pole.

  • Commission denies mayor’s zone change request

    A zone change request from Mayor Jim Brown was denied at Monday evening’s Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission.

    Currently zoned agricultural, Brown’s request asked that his residence on KY 36 East (Millersburg Pike) be changed to a residential zone.

    Brown’s architect Philip Sims addressed the board on behalf of Brown, stating that the zone had not been changed when the property was annexed into the city limits earlier in the year.

  • City and county must look toward future

    To the editor:

    I look around our town and see a community full of hope and desire. Growing up here as a young man, I saw a lot of things come and go and the fastest thing leaving this city and county are the jobs. Remembering back on some that are now history... Webbers Sausage, Grede Perm Cast, Cleveland Twist and Drill, Ladish, Concept Packaging, Augur Scope and there are many others.

  • Community Calendar

    FRIDAY, June 5

    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, June 5 at Grand Haven at 3 p.m.

    SATURDAY, June 6

    Renaker School Reunion. June 6 at 6 p.m. Call Flossie Gasser at 234-2770 for reservations.

    True Classics Car Club will be holding a cruise in on Saturday, June 6 at the Farmer's National Bank in Cynthiana on US 27 S. , from 6 p.m-dusk.

    MONDAY, June 8

  • Museum Musings

    * Log Cabin, April 21, 1950 - “Excerpt from a history of the Court House as written by Mrs. Marshall McDowell- ‘There is a tradition that the trial of Adam and Andrew House for murder was held in the log house back of the public square. Circuit court records state that the first Circuit Court for Harrison County was established Feb. 7, 1803 at the courthouse. The records state that it continued to meet there. In June 1806 Circuit Court met at the courthouse and the House brothers were tried at that session.

  • Sheriff continues to improve following heart surgery

    Harrison County Sheriff Bruce Hampton returned home last Friday after undergoing triple-bypass heart surgery last Tuesday at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

    “I feel good,” Hampton said over the phone Tuesday morning. “I’m just limited in what I can do.”

    At age 57, Hampton said he visited his family doctor after experiencing some shortness of breath.

    Hampton said he was referred to a heart specialist and underwent a stress test and heart catheterization that proved he needed to have heart surgery.

  • Church Briefs

    CENTRAL CHRISTIAN

    Vacation Bible School

    Central Christian Church is hosting Vacation Bible School Monday, June 22-Friday, June 26 from 6-8:30 p.m. Classes are offered from Pre-K through sixth grade. All children are welcome.

    Come join us as we go to the “Son Rock Kids Camp” for fun and adventure. Everyone will make crafts, hear Bible stories, eat snacks, play games and sing camp songs.